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Owner managed and family owned businesses are the bedrock of our economy and can produce great wealth for the hardworking owners.

For many, the only thing one has been able to say with any certainty in recent times is that Covid-19 has resulted in uncertain times for many. Although recently the residential property market has…

Maybe you have considered giving away your home or a share of it to your children? Whether to reduce your estate for inheritance tax planning or concerns about possible care fees, Debbie Gale of TLT…

Many people use their will to distribute wealth to loved ones on death but forget that there are a number of strategies to gift assets during your lifetime, which Nick Rucker of Irwin Mitchell…

Cost and affordability are so often the focus of planning regarding school fees, but a greater focus should be placed upon events which could have a detrimental impact. Andrew Neal of Winchester based…

Society is changing, but unfortunately the laws of England and Wales haven’t kept up. A recent poll revealed that a significant number of cohabiting couples mistakenly believe they are ‘common law…

Many business angels are looking to get actively involved in the companies in which they invest. This means that they, typically, prefer local investments and investments that they understand, often…

In this article, Kiran Vasudeva, and Wesleigh Kirby of solicitors New Quadrant Partners Ltd examine the process by which an inheritance can be redirected following someone’s death.Executing a deed of…

Opinions are divided on what will happen next. Many estate agents point to signs that “the market is bottoming out” and that now may be the time to buy. However, a more bearish view is that further…

With Brexit looming and the possibility of a change of UK Government on the horizon, some have begun to consider planning that will further protect their wealth. There are those considering leaving…

It has probably seemed quite impossible to avoid the seemingly never ending press which has focused on the surge in demand and value of Bitcoin recently. In amongst the articles was an interesting…

From 26 June 2017, the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017) require UK resident trusts, and non-UK resident trusts which are liable to UK tax, to maintain a register of beneficial owners and…

Prenups are often seen as the preserve of the very wealthy and the gossip pages of the tabloid press, but I would recommend you give consideration to a Prenup before you marry, or consider encouraging…

According to recent research two thirds of adults in the UK do not have a Will. This can lead to untold upset and uncertainty for the family left behind. Without a valid Will, the rules of intestacy…


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